Today's News

  • Cheap and Close: Things to do in Henry County

    By Jesse Harp


  • Super Summer School

    By Jesse Harp


  • Heroic Effort

    The community came together Friday night to celebrate its heroes and instill hope during the annual Relay For Life, held around the Henry County High School track. The super hero-themed event raised nearly $40,000 for the American Cancer Society, while its participants walked lap after lap and had fun from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Teen Conference held at the University of Kentucky

    By Cathy Toole, Cooperative Extension Service

  • Local Buzz, June 22

    Church Activities and Services

    First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Bible study each Wednesday at 1 p.m. using the old Andy of Mayberry T.V. show. It is a lot of fun to watch the old shows and discuss a biblical topic brought out in the episode. For more, contact Terry Johnson at onepres@bellsouth.net or call 502-845-4132.

    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.

    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Summer sports camps

    The Henry County High School girls soccer team participated in a camp conducted by Thom Jones, head soccer coach at Campbellsville University, and HCHS coach Shelby Mings last week. Also, the Henry County High School softball team hosted the Lady Cats’ Young Guns softball camp last week.

  • Public Records for the week of June 22

    HC Sheriff

    Christopher Banta – arrested June 14 by Deputy Dewitt for theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting, over $500, Oldham County

    Laura L. Dunn – arrested June 14 by Deputy Nelson for contempt of court, Henry County

    James E. Goodwin – arrested June 15 by Deputy Nelson for failure to appear and failure to pay, Henry County

    Tamara Payton – arrested June 17 by Deputy Dewitt for receiving stolen property, firearm, Oldham County

  • Problems related to health and wealth go hand-in-hand

    Research has shown that there are similarities between the issues that we have with both our health and our wealth. For example problems with both start small and become accepted and carry fewer stigmas than before.

    Think about it our weight problems usually develop gradually, such as gaining three to four pounds a year. In the same way our outstanding credit card balances are also on the rise due to increased consumer spending and higher interest and/or fees on cards.

  • Good year for next-level athletes at HCHS

    It’s been a good year for Henry County High School athletes who want to play at the next level. Eight senior athletes have signed with colleges this year. I can’t think of a year since I started writing for the Henry County Local four years ago when the Wildcats’ athletic department has had so much success helping kids reach their dream of playing college sports.

  • The spring and summer of plant diseases

    By Levi Berg, Cooperative Extension Service

    Is your garden struggling? Are your fruit trees struggling? If they aren’t, you might be one of the lucky few in the state of Kentucky.

    This year’s weather has played havoc on vegetables and fruit crops.

    The wet, cool spring and wet, hot summer has become the perfect conditions for plant diseases.

    The Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic lab has been processing numerous samples, and released a report of the most viewed disease this year.